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Archive for May, 2010 :


Replacing Animal-Based Remedies with Plants
May 31st, 2010

In many parts of the world, people rely on animal-derived products as important healthcare options. Unfortunately, such medicinal use can threaten species’ survival.


Hurricane Plus Oil Equals More Problems
May 30th, 2010

A predicted busy hurricane season this summer is on a collision course with an unprecedented oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the results are anyone’s guess, weather experts say.


Facing Cold, Hard Truths About Global Warming
May 30th, 2010

Bill McKibben, a leading environmentalist, argues in “Eaarth’’ that we have already so thoroughly altered the physical features of the planet that we must start preparing for a radically simplified lifestyle.


Roundup Ready = Death & Disease
May 29th, 2010

New research reveals disastrous ecological impacts of the world’s top herbicide and the genetically modified (GM) crops made tolerant to it.


Bill Gates Funds Covert Vaccine Nanotechnology
May 28th, 2010

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is gaining a reputation for funding technologies designed to roll out mass sterilization and vaccination programs around the world.


Can Bacteria Make You Smarter?
May 28th, 2010

Exposure to specific bacteria in the environment, already believed to have antidepressant qualities, could increase learning behavior, according to a research.


What NASA’s Airborne Missions Will Do in the Next Five Years
May 28th, 2010

NASA’s new airborne science missions will investigate issues such as hurricanes, air quality, and Arctic ecosystems during the next five years.


Environmental Cancer Risks More Dangerous
May 27th, 2010

Household and workplace chemicals might contribute to a larger percentage of cancer deaths than previously thought, according to a presidential panel.


Could Humans Be Infected by ‘Computer Viruses?
May 26th, 2010

A scientist at the University of Reading has become the first person in the world to be infected by a computer virus.


And Man Made Life
May 23rd, 2010

Artificial life, the stuff of dreams and nightmares, has arrived, via a computer and the laboratory.


Inheritable Genetic Modification
May 23rd, 2010

If scientists can now easily alter the human DNA and make the Human Genome Project look like homework that 15th century kids did with an abacus, imagine the dystopia of terrifying consequences.


Scientists Reveal Glyphosate Poisons Crops and Soil
May 22nd, 2010

Scientists go public on devastating ecological impacts of Roundup Ready cropping systems while USDA keeps mum


Scientists: Timor Sea Meteorite Altered Earth’s Climate
May 22nd, 2010

Australian scientists have discovered a crater deep beneath the Timor Sea made during a heavy meteor storm which may have altered the Earth’s climate, the lead researcher said Thursday.


Earth’s Mantle Flows Fast
May 21st, 2010

The Earth’s mantle flows far more rapidly around a sinking tectonic plate than previously thought, changing the way that we think about plate tectonics and the amount of energy available for earthquakes.


‘Autism Diet’ May Not Improve Symptoms
May 21st, 2010

The so-called autism diet does not appear to improve the symptoms of children with the group of neuro-developmental disorders known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD, according to a new study.


Cosmic Climate Change is Underway
May 21st, 2010

Increased seismic activity around volcanoes suggests we can look forward to more spectacular eruptions in the months ahead.


Lying Children Will Grow Up To be Successful Citizens
May 21st, 2010

The earlier a child starts telling convincing lies the more likely they are to be a success in later life, new research suggests.


Strawberries Can Be Grown in Space
May 20th, 2010

Astronauts may now be able to satisfy their sweet tooth as researchers have found a strawberry that can grow in space with little maintenance and energy.


The Response of Tundra Vegetation to High Arctic Warming
May 19th, 2010

The Arctic’s warming by about 1.6°C over the past four decades, has “led the ACIA and the IPCC to predict that tundra ecosystems will be particularly threatened by climate change over the next century.”


Top 10 Bizarre & Controversial Archeological Discoveries
May 18th, 2010

The scientific community is extremely selective in what they accept as fact with regards to archeological discoveries. Many of these discoveries challenge the scientific theory of evolution, as well as many religious beliefs.


Mars’ Gypsum Can Provide Evidence of Life
May 14th, 2010

Scientists have suggested that if it is ever to be proved that life had existed on Mars, the evidence might be found in the vast fields of gypsum on the Red Planet’s surface.


Earth Could Become Too Hot for Humans
May 14th, 2010

If greenhouse gases continue to be emitted at their current rate, temperatures could become deadly in coming centuries, says a study.


Powerful Laser Makes Raindrops Out of Thin Air
May 14th, 2010

Ultra-fast pulses from a powerful laser can create droplets of water out of thin air — a technique that could be used to make rain on demand, according to a new study.


Another Water-Splitting Catalyst Discovered
May 13th, 2010

Extracting hydrogen and oxygen from water took another leap forward with the discovery of an even more efficient catalyst.


Scientists Find Caribbean Sunken Islands
May 10th, 2010

German scientists announced they believe they have discovered sunken islands in the Caribbean Ocean following a deep sea expedition in April.


Military Treating Wounds With Lasers and Nanotech
May 7th, 2010

The U.S. military uses medical technology that is denied to the public, such as 30 year-old photo-chemical tissue welding – used in staged alien abductions.


Hawking: Time Travel Will Happen
May 6th, 2010

Stephen Hawking has already considered how man might truly conquer space. Or, indeed, how spacemen might come down to our meager Earth and dismember us as so much fast food.


Dark Chocolate Protects Against Strokes
May 6th, 2010

A substance in dark chocolate may reduce brain damage caused by strokes.


Microscope ‘Sees’ Atoms for First Time
May 4th, 2010

Researchers report that they have imaged a virus structure at a resolution high enough to effectively “see” atoms.


New Arctic Species May be Created by Climate Change
May 3rd, 2010

A researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has said that climate change could lead to greater inter-species breeding.


Mammoths May Have Had Antifreeze in Their Blood
May 3rd, 2010

Warm-blooded woolly mammoths may have survived in the Arctic by having a kind of antifreeze in their blood, scientists say.


Can You Master Your Own Epigenetics?
May 3rd, 2010

Some authors say you can apply the new science of epigenetics to improve your life right now. Epigenetics researchers say it’s probably too early to be certain.


International Space Station Comes Together
May 1st, 2010

The International Space Station (ISS) is a joint project of five space agencies and 15 countries that is nearing completion and will mark the 10th anniversary in orbit later this year.